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#156120 - 10/20/11 01:30 AM My AT Section hike
G-WALK Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
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Earlier this month i did a section hike From (near) Davenport Gap To Hot Springs. I shot some Video along the way. Check it out.... on youtube.com


LINK REMOVED - SEE THE LINK IN MY POST BELOW-
Tom


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#156148 - 10/20/11 03:30 PM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: james__12345]
billstephenson Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
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Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
I clicked it wink

It's a legit video on YouTube.

It's actually very well done too.


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#156150 - 10/20/11 03:38 PM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: OregonMouse]
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I checked the link on YouTube's site. It's what appears when you click the "Share" icon. If you click the "Show Options" link, and then click the "Long link", you get a "YouTube.com" URL to share it. That's what works on this site if you want to embed the video in your post.

The "http://youtu.be/" URL does look suspicious, but it is just a pointer to one of YouTube's many servers.

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#156155 - 10/20/11 04:37 PM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: billstephenson]
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It is legit-here is a link to the video-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA4pgCBGbds

To all who posted on this thread-I have deleted some of the comments, so we don't get off track here, so to speak. A new member and an odd looking link, so no wonder it looked suspicious.


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#156158 - 10/20/11 05:04 PM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: TomD]
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Posts: 1590
Loc: San Diego CA
Hey all, I watched the video earlier and I was struck by all the huts. The poster was always aiming for a hut to spend the night. Are you supposed to sleep in the huts? Or is just an option for the AT. Probably a stupid question but I was just curious. Would be nice to spend some time on the AT some day.

sK

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#156283 - 10/25/11 12:45 AM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: skcreidc]
G-WALK Offline
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Registered: 09/23/11
Posts: 2
Hi, this is my video, sorry for all the issues. The link looks like spam but is not. I'll be uploading other stuff to youtube. i'll work on a better way to share....

Thanks guys

G-Walk.

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#156474 - 10/30/11 12:53 AM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: skcreidc]
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 931
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Originally Posted By skcreidc
Hey all, I watched the video earlier and I was struck by all the huts. The poster was always aiming for a hut to spend the night. Are you supposed to sleep in the huts? Or is just an option for the AT. Probably a stupid question but I was just curious. Would be nice to spend some time on the AT some day.

sK


It's optional. However, in the Smoky Mountain you are not allow to camp on the AT. There are no established campsites along the AT except for the shelters. The AT club in the area did carve out a few places along the AT to camp when they're doing trail maintenance. What the park rangers will say if they catch you camping in those area is beyond me. Depends on their mood I guess? When I was at Grayson Highland/Jefferson National forest in Virgina, there were large campsites near a couple shelters in event the shelters were full you could pitch your tent in those areas. I have spent one night in a shelter on the AT in the Smokies and it's pretty cool. One of them have a fenced door to keep the bears out! Another has a tarp rolled up that comes in handy in winter time to keep the wind out when it blows in the wrong direction. And almost all of the ones in the Smokies have a smokestack and fire place to keep you warm on a cold night. cool
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#156476 - 10/30/11 08:21 AM Re: My AT Section hike [Re: ETSU Pride]
Glenn Offline
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Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 2617
Loc: Ohio
In the Grayson Highlands, you can camp anywhere you choose. There are shelters with camping areas adjacent, and there are some fairly obvious places (not near shelters) that get frequent use (the marked water source and worn paths are the giveaways) - but you're not restricted to any of these.

I've also been along the AT in Shenandoah NP, and don't recall any restrictions requiring use of huts or designated campgrounds (at least in the Southern section), but you'd want to check for sure before going there; my information is old, and memory may not be entirely correct.

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